bibliodragon: (Wart and Squirrel Girl)
Jurrasic Park in 3D coming to cinemas.

10 year old me forgives the cynical cash grab because maybe she'll finally be allowed to see it in the cinema! Jurassic Park, how I loved you so, and that was just from all the books and magazines I could get my hand on. Which meant Velociraptors were Velcro-raptors until I eventually heard it said out loud.
bibliodragon: (Lady)

I remember that. In fact it is my earliest memory of Doctor Who, beyond the faintest feeling of familiarity at certain McCoy eps and Sunday afternoon repeats of the Dalek movies.

No need to wonder why I am so kind to the TVM when all I had to compare is this.
bibliodragon: (Sad Mushu)
Channel Four's New Years Father Ted night triggered a mix of delightful and sad nostalgia, with the added sadness of the reminder of Dermot Morgan's passing just after filming. But is impossible to be misrable when you have the glory of My Lovely Horse:

And it reminded me of the made of cute Christmas animation the First Snow of Winter he did a voice for, and lo and behold it's on You Tube also:

bibliodragon: (Bambi)
Poking about the Pannini site went from "aw, look at all those sticker albums I never managed to complete" to "holy crap, they're still selling full sets them from that far back?" to "OMGSTICKERSMUSTGETSTICKERS!"

I restrained myself to just one set.
Aww 90s nostalgia. Fuck off Plucky!

Was almost late for college putting them all in. I see that going well with my tutor. "Sorry, can't come in today, must stick in stickers."
bibliodragon: (Bambi and Faline)

First it's a Diana Wynne Jones novel and now the Borrowers! I remember that from when the Beeb used to do Sunday teatime family dramas. It was rather twee as I recall, but nostalgia improves everything.
bibliodragon: (Thumper)


Oh God, all those hours spent trying to complete Sonics 1 and 2, those sounds effects in that trailer were causing serious flashbacks. I wonder if it'll have that damned evil robot Sonic who was a bitch to kill (seriously, it had spikes on it's back to stop bouncing on it, and that was all Sonic knew! Then when he was killed it turned out there was ANOTHER FREAKING BOSS AFTER THAT!). And a water level, oh God the water levels, with the scary ass soundtrack of OMG YOU ARE ABOUT TO DIE!

A few years back I dug the old Mega Drive out of the cupboard and was a bit disappointed to discover that from playing it so much in my youth the moves were second nature enough to blast through each game in about an hour each.
bibliodragon: (Nuka)

Oh God, Knightmare! That would have you screaming at the idiot contestants just like the Crystal Maze, but on a much cheaper budget. Those degrading face life monitors used to scare the crap out of me, especially when they got down to the skull.

The problems with today's youth can be traced down to the fact that they didn't have telly like this scaring the pants of them.
bibliodragon: (Maid Marion)
It's always distracting looking through things from my childhood on YouTube.

Insektors was a French computer animated show with an environmental bent, but in the grand British tradition the original script was thrown out and jokes, sarcasm and irrelevance added in, and so manages to pull off the rare feat of being a show with a message and entertaining at the same time. The American dub is a more accurate translation of the original French, but not nearly as much fun.

British dub.

US dub.
bibliodragon: (Dinky)
I like this trend of reusing old adverts from my childhood. First it was the old Aquafresh one, now the Milky Way Red and Blue Car one is back on the airwaves. Only problem was it didn't sound quite right, and thanks to Youtube I can see that they have changed the lyrics slightly. I guess encouraging kids to eat between meals isn't really a good idea anymore.

Anyway, here's the original.

But now I see that there are tons of old adverts on there. Damn, that's my afternoon gone.
bibliodragon: (Nuka)

Having stolen my sisters season 1 X Files DVDs (I have no guilt, I got them for her for Christmas and she hadn't even opened them yet), I'm commencing on an epic season 1 rewatch. Yes the mytharc makes no sense in the end, but time heals all wounds apparently. So there's some hope for BSG.

So, to start of with: the very beginning. The pilot.

cut for 16 year old spoilers )
bibliodragon: (Haku)
The Crystal Maze, God, this brings back memories of the family sitting in front of the telly bonding over shouting at the bloody stupid contestants.


Adam and Joe show us what it would be like if Star Wars met the Crystal Maze.

It was best in the Richard O'Brian days, Ed Tudar Pole just didn't have the same way of staring sarcastically into the camera and playing the harmonica.


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